Michael Tonello (b July 19) is a best-selling author and columnist for The Huffington Post. He does a weekly column on style, fashion, and trends on the "Living Now" page.
Mr Tonello was a reseller of high-end luxury goods, finding his niche buying Hermès items at retail and reselling them to others.
In 2008 William Morrow/HarperCollins published his memoir called Bringing Home the Birkin. The book details the author's adventures as an eBay entrepreneur who travels all over the world, going to Hermes stores to procure "same day" Birkins for wealthy and famous clients who don't want to wait for the iconic purse. The book, now published in Italian, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Mandarin, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, and Turkish, reached #3 on the Boston Globe Bestseller List (Hardcover Non-Fiction). In 2017 Tonello co-founded the luxury brand, Respoke.